Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) 2018-2019 Spring Semester Graduation Ceremony took place at the EMU Yasin Düşüner Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 July 2019. There was a remarkable turnout for the graduation ceremony during which 2,123 candidates from 51 different countries received their undergraduate and associate degrees. The said ceremony was broadcasted live by EMU TV as well as BRT Yaşam, Kıbrıs Genç TV, Ada TV and Kıbrıs TV. With increasing number of graduates each passing year, Eastern Mediterranean University’s number of graduates has come close to 60,000 in its 40th year.
Attended By Many Important Figures
The graduation ceremony was attended by Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mustafa Akıncı and his wife Meral Akıncı, TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, Republic of Turkey Ambassador to Nicosia Ali Murat Başçeri, TRNC Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu, TRNC Minister of Finance Olgun Amcaoğlu, TRNC Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dursun Oğuz, CTP Member of Parliament Erkut Şahali, UBP Member of Parliament Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu, UBP Member of Parliament Resmiye Canaltay, UBP Member of Parliament Aytaç Çaluda, HP Member of Parliament Mesut Genç, Prime Ministry Undersecretary Suat Yeldener, EMU Board of Trustees President Boysan Boyra, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Famagusta Mayor İsmail Arter, Representative of the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara Ahmed Monguno, TRNC Doha Representative Tayseer Al-Shanableh, Bologna University Representative and Law Faculty Dean Dr. Luca Mezzetti, international university representatives, government officials, vice rectors, deans, senate members, academic and administrative staff and graduate families.
“You Received Top Quality Education”
Delivering the opening speech of the ceremony, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam indicated his belief that graduates will have successful careers as a result of the top quality education they have received during their studies in EMU. Prof. Dr. Osam stated that the graduates have learned to protect local and universal values, to appreciate fellow human beings, to share, to overcome obstacles together, to value the lives of all living creatures, to respect rights and law, different cultures, religions, beliefs and traditions as well as to see every difference as the beauty of the universe during their time in the TRNC.